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THE DAILY ARDMOREITE.
Ardmore, FrWay, February 23, 1906 pun STpoinj 3UDmorcttc. SIDNEY 8UOQ3. Proprietor. 7rtrat"the"PoitoOce at Aramore it Becond-cUis Matter, November 2, 1893. "KblUbereTerr afternoon (.excep murdayi and Sunday morning. OBce of publication North Whin- street. SUBSCRIPTION RATES. at Week Oa Month Year 5 m (Payable In Adrr.no. IM offlclal nowipapor ot the Unit 4 BUtcs court for the Southern Dls Act, Indian Territory. Alio for tte rCcUsa Stock Association of the adlan Territory, anc" the offlclal orgu - rlty. Any erroneous reflection upon tne skaracter and reputation ot any per mi which may be printed In the Ard orelto. or any article based on ro Mrta that are fals. will bo gladly cor rected It brought to the attention ot Ik yubllsher. PHONES. rm'.nfis Manager's Offlce "8 Hf- Edltor'i Offlco Len, Distance t3B Ardmore, Friday, February 23, 1006. The South McAlcstor Capital has prepared a splendid Democratic plat form A platorm Is a good thing If It Is really stood on. 4 oo Even poor old Vlnlta has thrown off the deady stupor and commenced to pave Its streets. Surely Ardmore can do what Vlnlta Is doing. i oo J SUrllng Morton, at one time sec retary of agriculture under Prosldont Cloveland, Is the author and origina tor of Arbor day. A monument bonrlng this InscrlpMon has been creeled to his memory at Nebraska City, Nob.: "J Sterling Morton 1892-1902 Auth or of Arbor Day." There aro two ways to iftako dirt fly In Ardmore. One la to plant tree and the other Is to pavo tho streets. These aro two essential things that must ho done and tho quicker tho bet ter They go hand In hand, one beau tifies the property and the othor ma terlally Increases Us value. Tha,t wns nice In Col. 'evoly to say ho was not n candidate for senator from tho to-ho now stato of Oklaho ma nnd then ruggest Judgo Stuart ns a fit person, for this exalted place. Tho colonel was always good with sug gestions' nnd nt the samo tlmo keeps himself before tho public and Incident ally manages to couple his namo with Honntorlnl possibilities. Now, Judge, you ought to say something for Hill. oo At a dinner tendered tho delega tion from tho Huslncss Men's 1cnguo at St, Inils prior to their leaving or Washington In the Interest of tijit'hfd.Ar Indian Territory and Ok lahoma, President Smith of that club nald: "Realizing the Importnnt busi ness relations between St. Louis and tho southwest, tho St I-ouls mer chants, who aro representatives of tho Huslness Men's League, feel It their duty to help Oklahoma nnd In dian Territory to accomplish tho state hood which they aro trying to obtain. Wo feel that everything that wo can do should he dono at once. A month ngo tho Ixaguo ahked all tho Miss ouri congressmen and senators to sup port this statehood bill, and received replls from most of them that aro Tory encouraging. Wo think that now wo hnvo nn opportunity to do oven rooro offectlvo work to help tho Inter ests of tho southwest. Wo bcllovo thnt wo can accomplish mwo by sending v strohjT delegation to Washington at this tlmo thnn In nny othor way.", oo (leorge Washington, r-j commandur In chief ot tho Amorlcnn armies np.i ns president of tho United States, was nover censured for an olllcial act, ex cept In tho caso or tho unfortunate Major Andre, a young Hrltlsh olllcor who was caught Insldo tho Araorlcau lines whllo ho was negotiating wlh tho trrtllof, Arnold, for tho surrender ot West Point. Andro was hanged m a hp, and Washington waB sovorcly condemned by the British for not pardoning him. This young man's dU rrraceful death caused grcnt sorrow In Kagland. Ho belonged to a good family, was strikingly handsomo and was very popular with his brother offi cers, Strenuous efforts wore mado to nave him by General Clinton, but to no purpos. A injmument was orected t: Andre' memory In Westminster Abbey Washington utrenuously main tained that ho had no nltprnatlvo but In hang Andro as a spy, ho having VOon caught In (hno of war Insldo tho lines and with lre?3onahlo correspond once on Ills person, nnd for thoso re.vuns. would not Intorforp and per mitted the liu ilnn. Most wrltora ap- jirovo Washington' courngo, but all nynpa'hlzo with tho gnllaut young l-hiirlHlimnn and regret lie had to dlo jia a spy. ARDOR DAY. Ajbor day Is generally celebrated throughout the, union, and Is fixed a a holiday by proclamation In frost of the states. In the Indian Territory, tho mayors of the towns and cities flic this day and usually tome time In advance. We suggest Mayor Dick is-, sue a proclamation fixing the day for some tlmq in the near future. Noth log beautifies or ndds more to a city than tree. A systematic plan shoulJ bo adoptod and Intelligently pursued. Tho following reasons are given why trees should bo planted r They Increase the value of sur. rounding properly. They protect the pavement from tho heat of tho sun. They add bounty and comfort to the ity streets. They cool the air In summer and ra diate the warmth In winter. They purify the air; tho leaves in hale carbocle acid gat and oxhalo ox ygon. Ti.ey aid Id eounteractlng tho usual unnatural conditions of city life. Ardmore was built on a prairie, and amid the excitement ot business find homo building, the Importance of hav ing shade trees has boon overlooko-1. The school children should bo In'!--ostcd and a rizc off?rcl to tho orfj who soils tho most trees during a giv en period. Ardmore has many hand Romo homes whose beauty and comfort could bo materially enhanced by shade trees. These trees would break the winter's blast and cool tho 5 u Ti mor's heat. They would bo a source of Joy forovor. Trees can bo purch.iv cd without much cost find ultimately would add to tho value of tho prop orty, - oo TOWN BUILDERS. No "town or city will grow and pros per unless its citizens arc willing fot It to do so. They must bo pjbllc spir ited, give liberally to now enterprises, attend chnmbur of comniorco meet ings, talk oi tho advantages ot their city, tell how It brut and Is growls, what Is bolng done to Improve it, make suggest Ions nnd act on them, encourage Immigration, bo enthusiast ic, wclconio new comers, nnd Intqroft' yourself In them nnd thorn In yoi, oppose no plan that Is proposed for the betterment of tho city, improve your property, build housos, keep tho streets clenn, plant trees, and do nny and everything that will make Ard- moro greater. Knockers should not bo listened to. Optimists, though thpy often fall, encourage nnd Incite oth ers to do things. Ardmore Is at that stage of Its ca reer where It must continue to grow If It Is to bo n city, or else It will mnln a town, and ho outstripped In the race by fcomo of Its more onorgot le neighbors. Concerted action for tlij betterment of Ardmore by nil of tho citizens will result In the largest an-1 host city of the territory. oo Hut few people know that Gcorgo Washington was created by IxjuIs XVI a Marshal of France. When tho Count do Hochambcau, who command ed the French troops sent to America, nrrlved nnd reported to Washington, It was discovered that he, Kocham beau, being a mnrshnl of France, could not servo undor Washington. A Mnrshal of Franco not being permit ted to rccelvo orders from nny porson of lower rank than ho. Military etl qustto is strict on such points ami o overcome this difficulty, by let". -is Tjajtcnt, Washington was created a Marshal. This was kopt a state secret as many Americans w6uld hnvo seri ously opposed tho acceptance of a for clgn tltlo by any cltlton, This prob ably led to tho passing of tho law which now prohibits nny citizen of tho United Stntca from accepting a tl tie from any forolgn government prlnco of potentate oo Col. Hill Ecvely of Muskogeo In n Washington Interview, with his usual modcHty, says ho Is not a candidnto for United Stntes senator from tho new stato of Oklahoma, but suggests Judgo CliarleB H. Stuart of South Mc- Alestor an a man nbundantly qualified to fill thttt Importnnt position, remark' Ing thnt Judgo Stuart Is an ablo law yer and a Jurist of tho first rank, hav ing ono tlmo been on tho bench. Wo agveo with Col. Zevely. It would bo a mUfortuno for tho now stato not to mnko Judgo Stuart ono of Its first senators. Ho Is Democratic In his tastes, a lover of his fellowruin, mTtkes a splendid speech, Ms widely known nnd wherever ho goes nttrncts respect for his profound knowledge He has n host ot friends In tho In dlan! Territory anil Is well known and liked In Oklahoma. Ho Is eminent ly fitted, montnlly and physically, to wear tho senatorial toga. Judgo Stit art's former law partner wns Jo Hn ley. With Those two in tho senate, tho K)uthn I would have the two strong' est nn n In It and xmos thoy could at all times bo-proud of. ' If yon would bo clnssod as a good fellow, all you have to do is to applaud your fool friends. TEACHERS' ASSOCIATION FOURTEENTH SEMI-ANNUAL SES SION IN PROGRESS. Representation From All Sections of Chickasaw Nation Much Enthu siasm and Complete Harmony. The Opening Session. The fourteenth soml-annual meeting of the Chickasaw Toachers' associa tion Is In session here, having conven ed in rtiks hail this morning for a two day' session. Especially notice able It the fact that every section of he Chickasaw nation Is represented and among tho points of special Inter- eat is the large atttendance nnd the enthusiasm manifested in the mealing In opening the meeting Prof. Down ing of Raff, president of the asso elation, slated that be was gI53 to an nounco tho 14th annual meeting. His remarks were Informal and brief, and were followed by the singing of a patriotic song, "Hattle Hymn of tho Republic," In which the entire assem blage participated. Rev. C. C. Wolth of the Presbyto rlan church Invoked the divine bles sing and he forvontly prayed for a closer alliance between the homes and the schools. A song by two pupils of the high school, Misses Irene and Verna Kd dloman, was enjoyable. They were ac companied on the plana by Miss Oul dnFofitcr, whose technique Is charm ing. Following this came the welcome adlress by Co). Sidney Suggs, who grew enthusiastic as he progressed He declared the teachers were enti tled to the credit of ndvnncing the country morally and socially, and un der the quickening impulse of civ- lllzntion had accomplishes! by their efforts that which Jill live as a mon ument forever. His tribute to alio teacher was no less Intorostlng thnn other features of his address. Ho de clared among other things that the teacher In comparison with their du ties, the 'privations nnd the exacting conditions, n part of school work, was too poorly paid. In concluding his speech he extended a hearty welcome to tho pedagogues and predicted a pleasant stay for them In the city. Prof. Stanley of Mndill, on the part of the teachers, responded and his speech wns nn Interesting topic of tho morning session. Among other things ho was gla-1 to see Ardmore so dcoply Tutcrosted In school work, paid a tribute to tho efficiency of the pub lic schools, Its superintendent and toachers. Ho said that tho greatest heritage to tho new stato would bo a public school system In Indian Terri tory. Prof. Moore of Marietta gave a practical Illustration of school work and his demonstration was of a high order and created considerable Inter est nmong the attendance. In his de parture from tho regular program, his address related to psychology. The morning session concluded with nn Informal tnlk by Prof. Evans ol thnAr dmoro public schools. He was well received. There waB no notlcca bio deviation from tho morning pro gram. This afternoon the regular program is being carried out. Tonight tho teachers will bo cntor tnlncd nt tho Elks' hnll with a recep tion and the nffalr wll bo largely at tended. Enrollment of Teachers. Miss Slmms, Ada. Miss Cnlllo KIsselbury, Marietta. Gibson, J. E., Marietta. Johnson, J. T Sneed. Mrs. J. S. Horkshlre, Ardmore Overstrcet, Thomas, legate. Wlllams, Hnrt. Howltt. Heck, Geo., Tishomingo. French, W. C Wynnewod. Mlw Nelllo Hardy, Ardmore. Miss Htnshaw, Madlll. Miss Carrlo Hardie, Madlll. Connor, A. T., Ardmore. Mrs. Jordan, Ardmore. Conway.W. T., Ardmore. MIis Goldle Ross, Purcoll. Miss TCIla Davis, Ardmore. Mrs. Ella Stou, Rood. Prof. Chas. Tivnns, Ardmore. Mr. and Mrs. Vaughn, Purccll Mr. and Mrs. Payne, Purcell. Miss Oulda Cox, Purcoll. t MIsb Carrie Pool, Purccll. MIm Lula Glnddnn, Ardmore. Mnrshal, J. W. Duncan. Miss Ofn E. Cody, Ovei brook. Jenkins, Will. W.. Kowport. Allen, A. D Iloxbnr Hendrlx, J. R., Ada. Downing, n! V., Roff. Stnnloy, H. A., Madlll. Miss Warren, Ada Miss 1ing, Ada. Aycr, M. H., Ada. Mrs. Washington, Ada. Mrs. Strange, Ardmoro. Ming Ingrnm, Ardmoro Miss Luoy Kllllngswortli, Ada. Wilson, A. C, .Davis. Mil- Pearl CrnwTord, Ada.- Miss VUls, Wilson, Marietta. Miss VJ1U Wilson, Marietta. Mtss Bamtxrg, Ardmore. Miss Dora Walden, Wynnewood. Miss Mabeile Settle', Wynnewood. Miss Rna Prim. Wynnewood. Miss Fay Underwood. Purcpll. Miss McOlll. Davis. Miss Reody, Davis. Mi&A Davis, Davis Mrs. E. J. Cioaghlll, Lindsay. L. C. Ellis Willis, I. T. Michael, Robert, Chagrls. Orr. Fred, Gllsonlie. Osborne, J. S., Pauls Valley. Nlcholfson, N. A., Kingston. Shaw, C. W., Dolberg. Miss Eunlco Dosler., Purcell. Mrs. Nlblack, Ardmore. M. E Mc.-e, rarttta. CHICKASAW NATION SCHOOLS. Supervisor Desk Talks Interestingly of Tribal and Other Schools. "If contemplated legislation as pro vided for in the Curtis bill passes be fore March 4th, all schools in Indian Territory will continue to run with the unoxpended balanco of tho appro priation made by congress last year and undor the direct supervision and control of Secretary Hitchcock of Uio Interior department," declared George Heck, supervisor of schools in the Chickasaw nation, who Is In the city attending tho scml-nnnual meeting of tho Teachers' Association. "If this legislation Is not enacted all such schools will close after March 4th. This of course does not Include schools In the towns which are main tained by municipalities." This legis lation. Is declared by Supervisor Beck to be of vital imporlance and will prove of great valuo to the schools at this time. For this reason Indian Territory is watching the Curtis K with more than passing Interest. Tho continuance of the Interior schools depends solely on tho outcome of the Curtis act. In anticipation that the bill cannot become a law Ey tho time al' 1 for he dissolution of he tribal government the tribal schools attended by Indians alone are making arrangements to cense. In several Instances pupils have been sent homo, this being done In ncordnnco with Instructions from the tribal superintendent Because the school fund is u nnor-ted with tribal schols or rather because the appropriation was Intended for all schools In tho territory, schools at tended by white children will bo sim ilarly affected, yet with this appropri ation white children could not attend the tribal school. On account of thl: pcculalr phao of Ihe law, white and Indian schools have been conducted separately. Congress appropriated $ir.O,000 for tho malntnlnancc ot trl bnl schools and the establishment of schools for white children. With this money tho icliool system of the ter ritory has been wonderfully Improved during tho past year. Supervisor Beck could not pre-lltt what would bo done after March 4, when all schools will close. Congress must make provision 'for that. During the past season thousands of children took advantage of the school appropriation. The r,upervlaor says that thousands ol children were kept Tfi tho cotton fields when they should have been In school nnd have now only got Into school as shown Cy tho schools at tho present time hav ing their largest attendance. Matinee Saturday afternoon, 2:30 o'clock. GOLD BLOODED MURDER REAL ESTATE DEALER IN KAN SAS TH'i VICTIM. Italians With Whom He Htd Business Trmactlons Arc 'Jiier Suspi cion One Arrest Made De ceased Was a Forger. Pittsburg, Kas., Fob. 23, Frank Marsh, a real ostato dealer, of thfs city, wasmurdered In a cold-blodod manner Inst night on tho road near Chlcopee, whllo returning In a buggy with Tony Valencia, an Italian, from Weir City. Valencln, who Is under arrest, says on unknown man attacked thom. Marsh waa rondored unconscious by a blow and shot through tho head. Ills faco Is pounded to a. pulp. Italians whom Mnrsh Is alleged to havu worsted In real estato deals aro BUBpected. Marsh was under n ten years sentence in Missouri for for gery, and "was out pending nn appeal. TRIBAL GOVERNMENT Provision In Bill Extending Tribal Government Another Year. Wr.shlngton. D. C, Feb. 23. (Spe cial) Tho flvo civilized tribes bill, re ported today, contains tljo provision .oxtondlng tho tribal government for anothor yoar Breckcnrldgo . Stock company nt (innrn linnRrt hixlnnprt nt 'wortlf. 99.2 Wo nlways havo a lino or good bug gies in stock and soli at low prices and liberal terms. B1VENS, CORHN & FRENSLEY, Your Credit is Good at R. A. JONES Big Furniture, Carpet and Stove Store Celebrating a Holiday By the Sale of Seven PianosGreatest Discount Sale in Southwest Our store celebrate Washington's birthday by selling seven plnnos. Fivo of these Instruments aic in the homes of Ardmore people and one went near Madlll and the other to Pauls Valley. No piano sale ever held In tho south west has attracted so much attention and there is a good reason for it never before have such prices been of fered on high grade Instruments. A large shipment of instruments has ar rived and our stock Is even more com plete today than at any other time during the sale. Ono thing wo ask prospective purchasers to remember, that Is the prices will be cut no lower. They have now been reduced nelow manufacturers cost and they cannot be cut any lower. It's bettor to buy now before the choice instruments are taken. A fnll cash payment is not required. Come in and let's talk about tho terms. Here is an offer on" which we can save yo umoro than $10 a month for an entire year. An elegant Schulz plnno In figured Mahogany, largoet size, made especially to order, pos- j sesses the latest design nnd the very finest action. Such a piano never beforo sold for less thnn $425, our price during this salo is $298. Some of the visitors who have be-1 come astounded at the low prices of-! fcred have made the Inquiry If wo ! E. B. Established 1695 THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS. Japanese Newspaper Advocates Their Purchase From United States. Victoria, B. C., Feb. 22, Some Jap anese newspapers aro advocating the purchase of tho Philippines from the United States nccordlng to advices received by tho steamer Athenian. The Yorddso Hocho eays tho Philip pines havo cost tho United States much money and no substantial ad vantages have been secured and that Japan could kcop with moro success, as America has failed bocauso of ra cial differences betwen rulor and ruled and tho long distance which separates the government and tho Islands. Concluding tho Vorodsu Ho cho Illustrates Japanese success In Formosa. ONE HUNDRED NEW SHRINERS, Large Number of Novices Initiated at Oklahoma City. Oklahoma City, Ok.. Feb. 22. Tho Shrinors of Oklahoma and Indian Ter ritory hnd a ceremonial session hero this afternoon nnd inltlatca 100 nor Icea, among thom being Governor Frank Frantr, who was provonted from bolng initiated at a previous mooting on account of Illness. Th'rro was a street parado at 2 o'clock and In tho .evening tho Shrlners with tholr wives attended tho opera house. Newspaper Man Disappears. VIonna, Feb. 23. A tolegram from Sofia says Albert Sonnlechson, the California correspondent of tho New York Evening Post, has disappeared in Macedonia. Ho was an author, Jour nalist and traveler. Matlnco Saturday afternoon nt 2:30. 22-2 fatlneo Saturday, aftornoon, 2:30 o'clock. Breckcnrldgo Stock company- (it opera houso, balanco of week: 22 2 were selling out for the purpose of leaving the town. We have nover thought of such a change. Orders have come from tho different factories represented in our store to rcll.'to sell quick and have set tho low prices In order to oxchango theso instru ments either for cash or good notes. These prices aro for a brief period only. When tho salo closes tho chances aro wo will never Tc able to offer you such bargains again. Our tent has been pitched perman ently In Ardmore. Wo have been hero for moro thnn ten years nnd expect to romaln. We arc completing arrango ments now whereby wo will go Into tho wholesale and retail business of pianos and organs exclusively. The stock will be more extensive than ever but at no tlmo can we hope for such prices again. When this oppor tunity Is gano the piano you need and nro thinking of buying will be worth from $100 to $200 moro thnn it Is to day. Come In nnd let's talk over tho matter. If you live out of Ardmoro do as others are doing and take advantage of our offer to pay railroad faro for CO miles and also your hotel bill. Add music to the other charms of your home. Do It now while It will not deplete the pockt book. Storo open every night until 9 o'clock. LUKE ARDMORE, IND. TER. GRAFTING CHARGED TO SHAW. Secretary of Treasury Gets It Put uo Straight to Him. Cleveland, Ohio, Feb. 22. City Clerk Peter Witto recently wroto a letter to President Roosevelt in which ho charged that the Secretary of tho Treasury. Leslie M. Shaw, had sup ported John B. Walsh of Chicago, financier and quarry owner, In a con test for a standstone public building In Cleveland. Tho response from Shaw was received today: "Your letter has been handed to mo by tho President," wroto Shaw, "l'ho statement is wholly Inlso and your nuthorlty must havo known It was false. I did not oven know thnt Walsh was Interested In tho quarries. You must quit traducing public officials, Wltte, or mako good your changes. Namo your lnformnnt." Wltto says ho cannot namo his In formant without betraying confldcnco, but will undertake to "put It up to Secretary Shaw bu straight ho cait get awny from It." Matinee Saturday aftornoon, 2:30 o'clock. Germany's Tariff Rate. Borlln, Feb. 23. Tho Belch'stag to day by a largo majority passed tho final reading of tho bill providing for tho extension of Gormany's Lirlft rates to tho Unltod States. Antig'ripine, Bromo Quinine, Bromolinc, Menthol Beans And a cloion klmln of Conch Byrup for your cold. W T. HIXQN. Fjpeit Sllwsmllh COLEMAN BROS. Drugs, Jewclo. Stationery Phone 265 D